seems similar to my family: Spotify for my partner and her students, Roon/Qobuz for me.
I liked Amazon's HD quality, but they steadily made the app worse over time; and "direct mode" wouldn't actually work on the CXN.
How do Tidal and Qobuz compare in your opinion? I’ve used Tidal for many years, but am sick of the MQA push and tired of the service errors, so thinking about moving to Qobuz.
@zonto 105% subjective opinion on the high points: Music quality to Qobuz. MQA is a thing, I know, but beyond that I think Qobuz sound overall is better in my Cambridge stack.
Catalogues are a wash (gaps in both directions). Mixes logic to Tidal. Interface/App to Tidal (Qobuz is a bit sluggish in their desktop app; Roon does a lot to smooth this over).
New discoveries logic depends on your music tastes: Tidal pushed R&B, Rap, and Top 40 at me; Qobuz pushed Classical, Jazz, 60s Folk Rock. I felt Qobuz pushed more "deep cut" albums than Tidal.
Hope that didn't over-answer the question. :)
I’ve been pretty happy with Apple’s lossless quality.
For me Qobuz sounded better than Tidal. Amazon soundly beat up Apple Music (neither lossless at the time) for sound on the phone apps when listening to 1 track of Beck's Sea Change album. But maybe apple gimped the Android version of their app.
Now that I have the family plan sorted, I'm interested in getting Apple Lossless hooked up to the DAC(s) to see if I notice any appreciable differences. I suspect probably not much with mid-fi gear, if any.
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